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  • Security at conferences ©

    No security without a plan

    The increased  threat of terrorism in western Europe has brought a global problem to our doorstep. Since ‘Paris and Brussels’, the European meeting industry  can no longer avoid this new reality. […]

  • How to deal with the media

    A journalist calls you for an interview about your conference. Here are nine tips how to get your message across in the best possible way. […]

  • The delegate journey

    It is vital for conferences that they be able to create lasting memories for their delegates. Journey mapping helps organisers consciously encourage these memories. […]

Belgian conference news appoints destination ambassadors

At an exclusive gala dinner on January 31, presented 37 destination ambassadors, all partners who, over the past three years, have contributed exponentially to propagating and supporting Brussels as an international meeting destination. In [...]

Launch of the Belgian Offshore Days 2017

Ostend will host the third edition of the Belgian Offshore Days. The exhibition brings together Key players in the Offshore Wind Industry and will take place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th March 2017. The [...]

New boutique hotel in Antwerp city centre

Boutique hotel Queen A Antwerp had its grand opening in December. The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, opposite of the Central Station, Antwerp ZOO and the new Flanders Meeting & [...]

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  • Jeroen Janssens ©Maxim De Clercq

    ‘Satisfied? Me? During a congress? Never!’

    “As a vehicle to gather and distribute information, the congress  has seen better days. There are other, faster  and more efficient ways to test scientific insights, analyses and opinions against each other. But as an opportunity to crystallise an international, professional network, the congress  remains invaluable”, Jeroen Janssens claims. Janssens is a conference manager for the European Resuscitation Council, a European umbrella organisation that focuses on the subject of resuscitation. […]

  • ‘It is about sharing knowledge, and clever shortcuts’

    As the new executive director of IFES, Uta Goretzky faces a few tough challenges. One of them is to make sure that the live communication industry – her patron and paymaster –keeps pace with an ever faster transforming society, its communication tools and its communication habits. […]

According to Vanneste

Multi-city meetings are becoming a game-changing format

There are so many reasons why multi- city meetings could become the next big thing in the meeting industry. It will at least become a new niche market and it may even be disruptive to certain segments of the business. So all of us had better pay some attention to this phenomenon. […]